Show #7754 - Thursday, May 3, 2018

Contestants

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Kurt Buhring, a professor from Granger, Indiana

Melissa Anthony, a graduate student from Fairhope, Alabama

Josh Hill, a network engineer from North Little Rock, Arkansas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

IT BEARS MY NAME
NATURE
SHOW RUNNERS
AUTHORS USE NEW WORDS
10,000 MANIAC
THESE ARE DAYS
    $200 8
This one of the 13 colonies
    $200 6
The life span for the desert one of these shelled reptiles is about 50 to 80 years
    $200 1
Ned Flanders & Seymour Skinner are among the runners in a "Ruin Your Knees for Charity" race in this TV town
    $200 2
In 1973 Norman Mailer added this suffix to "fact" for "facts which have no existence before appearing" in the media
    $200 4
10,000 can be written as 10 to this power
    $200 5
On Facebook & Instagram, "TT" can stand for Transformation Tuesday; 2 days later, TBT is this glimpse at the past
    $400 9
This landlocked South American country
    $400 7
This South American fish can grow 9 feet long & deliver a jolting 650 volts
    $400 11
This show's title hero has been running fast--really, really fast--since getting hit by lightning in 2014
    $400 3
Stephen King's "Christine" is the first novel to use "shut your" this pastry orifice
    $400 29
In Islamic lore, 10,000 was the number of soldiers in Muhammad's army during the conquest of this city
    $400 14
A belief held in the Middle Ages that bears & badgers interrupted their hibernation on a particular day led to this observance
    $600 10
This home of the main campus of the University of Arkansas
    $600 16
About the size of a large house cat, the red panda also goes by this name, known to users of Mozilla
    $600 21
On an episode of "Seinfeld", Jerry's alarm clock fails, making an elite runner late for this race
    $600 19
Sir Walter Scott used this term to mean a mercenary knight; today, it refers to work project-by-project
    $600 15
In 2003, at the age of 24 years, 193 days, this Laker became the youngest player to score 10,000 points in the NBA
    $600 24
A state holiday in Massachusetts & Maine, Patriots' Day is the third Monday in April, in honor of these 2 battles
    $800 12
This kingdom
    $800 17
The Queen Alexandra's birdwing of Papua New Guinea isn't a bird at all but the world's largest one of these
    $800 22
Produced by these 2 actors, the reality show "The Runner" follows contestants across the U.S., not just Boston
    $800 20
Fittingly for some readers, the OED's first citation for "boredom" is this author's "Bleak House"
    $800 25
Alaska has "The Valley of 10,000 Smokes" & this Southern state has "The 10,000 Islands", mostly mangrove islets
    $800 26
Read Across America Day is held on March 2, the birthday of this beloved author & illustrator of kids' books
    $1000 13
These 2 states of Australia
    $1000 18
To lead others to a food source, an ant will lay down a scent trail of these chemicals
    $1000 23
On "The Sopranos" Mikey Palmice was out for a run when this tracksuit-clad guy nicknamed "Walnuts" caught up with him
    DD: $1,000 30
This 1955 novel is responsible for popularizing the word "nymphet"
    $1000 28
Ten Thousand Villages, selling goods by artisans around the world, sprang from these religious -ites in the Eastern U.S.
    $1000 27
The 1865 arrival of Union troops in Galveston, Texas is remembered on this Southern holiday with a portmanteau name

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Josh Melissa Kurt
$4,400 $1,200 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Josh Melissa Kurt
$8,600 $3,200 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

CINCO DE MAYO
THE BRONTES
AMERICAN HISTORY
LAKES & RIVERS
THE DAWN OF THE RAILROADS
PUT A "LID" ON IT
    $400 6
Fritessaus, as the name implies, is a mayonnaise-based Dutch sauce commonly used for dipping with these
    $400 5
This title place created by Emily Bronte fittingly has nearby "stunted firs" & "gaunt thorns" on a "bleak hill-top"
    $400 1
Leaked to the press in 1971, the Pentagon Papers detailed America's involvement in this conflict
    $400 10
This comedian got her big break with a 1965 appearance on "The Tonight Show"
    $400 2
Seguin locomotives in Germany had so much trouble maintaining steam in the 1830s, a team of these animals accompanied them
    $400 3
On the end of a state postal abbreviation to get this synonym for "true"
    $800 18
If you've used all your eggs for poaching, make "mock" this brunch sauce with mayo, sour cream & some mustard
    DD: $4,000 16
Charlotte said Emily had a particular love for this type of uplands, where some of their works are set
    $800 7
In October of this year, a month after reaching an all-time high of 381, the stock market came crashing down
    $800 19
Greg Lake was the middleman for these prog rock legends
    $800 15
In 1868 George Westinghouse introduced air these for trains, making greater speed less risky
    $800 4
On the 19th letter of the alphabet to get this past tense verb
    $1200 26
This mayo-based sauce was named due to its earlier function of being paired with bits of raw steak
    $1200 23
At the age of 31 in 1847, Charlotte Bronte finished this novel about a governess
    DD: $3,000 8
Pres. Lincoln said, "I never, in my life, felt more certain that I was doing right than I do in signing this paper"
    $1200 20
In 2013 coach Doc Rivers flowed from the Celtics to this NBA team
    $1200 17
In 1897 Baldwin Locomotives introduced an engine to Japan named this, for the emperor, not an operetta
    $1200 12
On the end of a London landmark to get this body part where you might get conjunctivitis
    $1600 27
The vowels in this Provencal type of mayonnaise outnumber the consonants 4 to 1
    $1600 24
It was the last name of "Acton", "Currer" & "Ellis" when used as a pseudonym by the 3 Bronte sisters
    $1600 9
(Jimmy of Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) Not to be confused with the gap of the same name, America's first national highway--and for many years, the main route west--was this road that extended from Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois
    $1600 29
A 1995 headline--this talk show host: "Bigger Than Oprah?"
    $1600 21
At first, this measure of the space between the 2 rails varied quite a bit & trains had trouble switching tracks
    $1600 13
On a buddy to get this synonym for "wan"
    $2000 28
There are many ways to make this spicy mayo sauce that Cajuns are known to dip chilled shrimp into
    $2000 25
The character of Huntingdon in "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by this Bronte sister is based on their brother Branwell
    $2000 11
In 1590 English explorer John White returned with supplies to this colony only to find it gone
    $2000 22
In 1851 a contest was held to design a train to traverse the Semmering Pass in these European mountains
    $2000 14
On a female first name to get this term for a creature like an earthworm or a leech

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Josh Melissa Kurt
$27,400 $9,000 $2,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FILM & WAR
The New York premiere of this film was on Thanksgiving, 15 days after the liberation of its title place

Final scores:

Josh Melissa Kurt
$26,885 $6,000 $1,996
2-day champion: $50,485 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Josh Melissa Kurt
$31,400 $7,200 $2,600
34 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
5 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $41,200

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